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I was held back by mere trifles, the most paltry inanities, all my old attachments.  

 – Saint Augustine

The laws of life are five:


These laws are universal. Unaffected by time, place, birth, or circumstance, together they constitute the "Great Law of Life."

-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2:30-31

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

-Bhagavad Gita 12:12

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”

- Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”

- Zen Saying

January 2009

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Dear Friends,

Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Higher Vibrations for 2009!

Can you believe it another year has passed. I hope you are as excited about 2009 as I am.

When it came time to write this month’s article I really was not in the mood to write. I had decided to use last year’s article A New Year’s Resolution (Worth Keeping) and I wondered how many of you actually took my challenge last year.

However, the Universe had other ideas and out came this month’s featured article A Path to Non-Attachment. It is a very personal story that happened to me last year.  I hope you find the information useful in your own life.

I send blessings to everyone as we move forward into the New Year. Things will be difficult for many people as the economy continues to change and we move through this transitional period. Remember what I said last month that sometimes we see only part of what is happening and at other times we may see all that is happening, but then not understand what it means.

Continue to use this time to gain perspective and go inward to explore your true self. Then share your love and light with others. Be with people who lift you up and celebrate you, just the way you are.

I believe that no matter what we think is going to happen that things will end up in an even better place than we could have imagined. Join me in setting this intention for 2009. We are all in this together and it is by being and coming together in our families, communities and the world at large that we will create something better.

Please help me by forwarding this e-newsletter to the people you feel will benefit from this information.

As always, I appreciate your support, friendship and presence in the world. May the miracles of everyday life fill your heart with joy, your mind with peace and may love abound in your life in these miraculous and amazing times.

Love and Blessings,

Tim Custis

Spiral Release Bodywork

Practitioner, Teacher, Founder

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A Path to Non-Attachment

I came from a very dark place recently. During this time, my mind was attached to a series of thoughts. The more I focused on each thought the stronger they became; and even more thoughts came to fill my mind in support. Judgments began to fill me with anger, frustration, resentments and a whole host of other feelings and emotions that supported these thoughts. They became so overwhelming that I could not think of anything else. I would flow in and out of this sea of suffering, never really being able to let it go, to detach.

As I remained attached to these thoughts, a story began to arise out of the suffering. The suffering had taken on a life of its own. The story began to support the thoughts in a way that made me right. The ego arose and said, "You are right, you deserve better. You should not have to suffer like this. It’s THEIR fault and you are right." The more I focused on the story, the bigger it became and the more I suffered. The suffering became unbearable and I began to fight with it. Why am I doing this to myself? How could I stop it?

"Yes, how could I stop it?" the mind said, "Since it’s their fault, you must tell them how wrong they are; you must tell them continue

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This article was written by Tim Custis and edited by Elaine Baskin



About the Global Healing Circle

Our mission is to create a safe and healing environment for those who wish to connect with others while exploring their own path in life. We do not practice religion but draw from our own life experiences so we may come together as equals to foster the growth of who we are as human and spiritual beings. We seek to learn about ourselves for the betterment of our lives, relationships and for the healing of our planet. We do this with the understanding that changing the world first begins with changing ourselves.


The Global Healing Circle was created with my friend Suzy Baldwin we will encourage you to participate more in the process of creating your life by releasing blocks, setting new goals and reaching for new heights. We believe that your potential as an individual, and our potential as a global community, is unlimited. 

Those who choose to join our circle will be part of a process that is ever-changing and ever-evolving to meet the needs of the group. Individually, we will explore, honor, and learn from our differences. United, we will connect, inspire, and reach for something greater than that which we currently know.

Come try us out. Do as much or as little as you like. Share, only, if and when you’re ready. If it feels like home, stay awhile. If it does not, we thank you for your time and consideration, and send you blessings as you travel onward. Whoever, wherever you are, we honor you as part of the whole.

The meetings are free and everyone is welcome. So if you are ready, we invite you to join us. Dates and time listed below.

The address is 330 Melville Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

(see directions below)

For more information please call:

Tim Custis 510-364-7570

Suzy Baldwin 408-504-5716

We are looking to expand these meetings across the globe so anyone interested in supporting this vision and would like to start a meeting in your area please contact us. You do not need any experience just a desire to help others.

We meet the third or fourth Sunday of each month at 4:00PM.

The following dates are subject to change so please verify before attending.

January 25 February 22 March 22
April 19 May 17 June 28

Please help us by forwarding this announcement to your friends and family.

Thank you for your support,

Tim Custis

Suzy Baldwin


330 Melville Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

From 101 (from North and from South):

EXIT onto Embarcadero Road. (West), toward Stanford.
RIGHT at sixth signal onto Waverley Ave.
LEFT on Melville - first street

330 is the last building on the left. 

Go up the outside stairs to your left.

There is plenty of street parking.

From 280 (from North and from South):

EXIT onto Page Mill Road (East).
Cross El Camino Real. 

Page Mill Road becomes Oregon Expressway
Cross under the bridge for Alma and the Railroad tracks
Immediately BEAR RIGHT onto Alma Street North

(clover leaf intersection).

RIGHT at signal onto Churchill Ave.
LEFT at stop sign for Waverley Ave.
Cross Embarcadero Road (signal)
LEFT on Melville - first street

330 is the last building on the left. 

Go up the outside stairs to your left.

There is plenty of street parking.

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